WhatsApp Web is now live and ready to use on your desktop computer. This is made possible on Chrome and setting it up is as easy as scanning a QR code from your mobile device. In terms of availability, it currently works on Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, BlackBerry 10 and Nokia S60. Sorry iPhone users, it isn’t available due to platform limitation.
For this to work, make sure you’re having the latest WhatsApp version (Android: 2.11.498) and you’ll find a new “WhatsApp Web” option in the menu. If it doesn’t show up, it might take a while or you can try restarting your phone.
Gold has always been a symbol for luxury and most smart phone makers have been cashing in on the gold fever as well. Now it is Microsoft Devices’s turn to be bitten by the gold bug as they have announced its Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 Gold Editions.
They are basically the same Lumia smart phones underneath but it gets a touch of luxury with anodized gold colour frames. For the back covers, both models are available in either black or white colour options.
The Lumia 830 Gold Edition will be available in February at selected countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and China, and India, the Middle East and Africa. Meanwhile the Lumia 930 version will be sold earlier by end January and it is available at same region except for India. For the die-hard Nokia fans, it is also good to know that Microsoft Devices have retained the Nokia branding on these devices.
Tech enthusiasts can look forward to a number of new product launches at the coming CES 2015. To stand out before the noise starts, Alcatel OneTouch has made a pre-event teaser by announcing its new affordable PIXI 3 smart phone line up that’s rather interesting. The PIXI 3 comes in four sizes – 3.5″, 4.0″, 4.5″ and 5.0″, and 4G LTE is supported on its higher 3 models.
Alcatel OneTouch is calling the PIXI 3 series an OS-agnostic smartphone as it supports not just one but three operating systems – Android, Firefox OS and Windows Phone. We are not sure if the switch between each platform is done instantly on the fly or a reboot is necessary for each change. The full specs and pricing isn’t revealed yet and they are saving the full details for their main event.
Having 4 models with just half inches display between them does look redundant. We’ll find out more from the full announcement next week. Is having multiple OS a game changer if you’re looking for an affordable smart phone? Leave your thoughts below.
Microsoft Devices is now rolling out the latest Lumia Denim Update to 3 more devices ahead of Christmas Day. The affordable Lumia 525, Lumia 620 and Lumia 720 are now receiving the latest update that’s being pushed over the air. If you haven’t received any notifications, you can check for it under Setting > Phone update.
The update carries the OS version number 8.10.14219.341 and it is based on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. This brings a host of new features including the ability to create live folders, SMS merging and much more. The Lumia Denim update for existing devices had started to roll out last week with the Lumia 520. Based on their last Cyan Update, it shouldn’t take too long for them to extend the update to the rest of its Lumia line up.
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As promised earlier, Microsoft Devices is now rolling out its latest Lumia Denim update that’s based on the new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. According to their availability list, owners of the Nokia Lumia 520 in Malaysia should be receiving the update by now. If you didn’t get any notification, you can check for it manually under Settings > Phone update.
The new Lumia Denim brings a couple of new features including live folders, SMS merging, faster Internet Explorer and heaps of new camera features especially for the high-end models. Check out Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update walkthrough video after the break.
The popular HERE maps with offline turn by turn functionality for Windows Phone will no longer be developed by Nokia. Microsoft will take over its future development but that doesn’t mean that Nokia is abandoning HERE maps altogether.
Most recently they had released an Android version as well as an extension for Samsung Gear S smart watch. Nokia still has plans to expand HERE maps and soon they will be announcing an iOS version in 2015. Hopefully Microsoft would be able to maintain HERE maps for Windows Phone with necessary updates in the near future.
Candy Crush, the game responsible for sleep depreciation is finally available on Windows Phone. Like other platforms, it is free to download and there are some optional in-app purchase for that extra boost. In case you’re wondering, it will also work with Windows Phones devices with just 512MB RAM like the Lumia 530.
To download, head over to the Windows Phone Store. The app is compatible for devices running both Windows Phone 8 and 8.1.
The Lumia 535, which is the first Lumia device to carry the Microsoft brand is coming to Malaysia. It was recently spotted by our sharp spotting reader at our local SIRIM database. The model which we are getting is the RM-1090, which comes with dual-SIM slots supporting 3G connectivity.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 is a step up from its current entry-level Nokia Lumia 530 and it gets a couple of welcomed upgrades. The front display is much improved with a larger 5″ IPS panel that does qHD resolution of 960×540. Powering the device is the same 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 200 processor as before but it is better enhanced with 1GB of RAM and a larger 8GB of storage that’s expandable.
The covers are finally off and the Microsoft Lumia 535 is the first Lumia device to carry the Microsoft brand. This is their new entry-level device which sits right above its current affordable Lumia 530.
The Lumia 535 get a bigger 5″ IPS display that does a qHD resolution of 960×540 and underneath it runs on the same 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 200 processor as the Lumia 530 but this time it gets more RAM at 1GB. On-board it gets 8GB of storage which can be expanded up to 128GB extra with microSD.
Nokia as a company is officially no more and the next Lumia device will drop the iconic Finnish brand for good. Microsoft Devices will be announcing a new Lumia device on 11th November and this will be the first Lumia smart phone to carry the Microsoft brand.
This is likely to be a new entry-level device that’s being speculated as the Lumia 535. Similar to the affordable Lumia 530, the upcoming Lumia 535 is going to be an affordable Windows Phone device with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor on-board but it gets a larger 5″ qHD (960×540) display and is mated to double the RAM at 1GB. The back camera gets a 5MP shoot but this time it gets assisted flash. For video calls, it finally gets a basic front facing camera. The battery is said to be bigger too at 1,900mAh, which is 470mAh more than the current lumia 530.
Check out the alleged leaked photos of the incoming Lumia 535 after the break.